In just his 2nd meet appearance in more than 6 months, Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino is set to compete at this weekend’s National Sports Festival in Japan.
After Australia’s Matthew Wilson tied the World Record in 200 breast semis, we’ll see both WR holders (Wilson and Japan’s Watanabe) in the final.
27-year-old Shinri Shioura of Japan made the men’s 50m free final in Gwangju, becoming the first man from his nation to final in the event since 2001.
China made the decision to scratch Xu Jiayu from the 200 back semis in order to focus on the 800 free relay, but that decision may have cost them a medal.
Gwangju: Il sesto pomeriggio ha riservato tantissime sorprese. Tre Record del Mondo ed un Record Italiano ad epilogo di una giornata storica.
Day 6 prelims include the men’s 100 fly, women’s 200 back, men’s 50 free, women’s 50 fly, women’s 800 freestyle, and men’s 4 x 200 free relay.
Il Day 4 si chiude per l’Italia con Il Record della staffetta 4×100 misti uomini/donne. Tutti i risultati di tutte le finali e semifinali del pomeriggio
The session includes a 200 fly swim-off, the prelims of the women’s 50 back, men’s 100 free, men’s 200 IM, women’s 200 fly, and the mixed 400 medley relay.
Mondiali FINA Gwangju. Batterie Day4: passano lo scoglio delle qualifiche Ilaria Cusinato nei 200fa, Alessandro Miressi nei 100sl e la 4×100 mista mista
For Japan, taking Gwangju gold carries extra significance, as these World Championships represent a qualifying opportunity for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The U.S. took an embarrassing DQ last summer, while France missed Euro finals in 9th. Redemption is on the line, as are Tokyo Olympic bids in a brutal field.
The Championship Record of 21.08 by Cesar Cielo is certainly in danger here… does Dressel have it in him to bust past 21 and challenge the WR?
Over 500 athletes representing 39 nations will descend upon the Stadio Olimpico Curva Nord in Rome to race at the 56th edition of the Sette Colli Trophy.
Watch Felipe Lima’s meet record of 26.79 in the 50 breast, as well as the other quarterfinal races from the Speed Tournament at Mare Nostrum – Monaco.
Reigning World Record holder Ippei Watanabe proved he is a gold medal contender for this summer’s World Championships, convincingly winning the 200m breast on the final night of the 2019 Japan Open.